Cards Fall to Bills in OT


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The Cardinals lost a close game Sunday against the Bills, losing in overtime, 19-16.  Arizona’s Jay Feely made a franchise-record 61-yard field goal with 1:09 left in regulation to tie it 16-all. But his 38-yard attempt to win it as the fourth quarter ended was tipped by Buffalo’s Alex Carrington and careened off the left upright.  “You go from on top of the world to feeling about as low as you can feel,” Feely said.

The Cardinals (4-2) lost their second in a row after a 4-0 start.  The Cardinals went into overtime for the sixth time in their last nine home games and had won all of them until Sunday.

The big kick came moments after Kolb, whose scrambles had been the biggest plays for Arizona’s as-usual sputtering offense, was hit for his fifth sack and left with a rib and chest injury.  Skelton, active for the first time since he sprained his left ankle in the season opener, an injury that cleared the way for Kolb to reclaim the starting job.  Skelton’s fourth-down pass to Fitzgerald got Arizona close enough to try the record kick, which cleared the crossbar with room to spare.  “He told me he could make it,” Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “That’s why we kicked it there on fourth-and-10. I thought our best option was for him to kick it with the way he was feeling.”

Kolb was 14 of 26 128 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He scrambled five times for 66 yards. Arizona’s running game struggled without Ryan WIlliams after he was knocked out for the season with a shoulder injury.  The Cards got a surprising day from William Powell who gained 70 yards on 13 carries.  Fitzgerald caught six passes for 93 yards, including a 9-yarder for a touchdown. In the process, he topped 10,000 yards receiving for his career even though he’s 10 months shy of his 30th birthday.

The Cardinals take on the Vikings in Minnesota Sunday.

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